Gareth Bale has had a difficult season start with his new club. Is he headed down the same path as another failed Real Madrid purchase: Nuri Sahin?
Nuri Sahin recently returned to his beloved Dortmund but where will the midfield maestro fit into Klopp's plans?
The reigning champions are presently in third spot in the Bundesliga, five points behind pace-setters Bayern Munich and have already qualified for the last sixteen stage in DFB Pokal. Apparently it may seem that all is well behind The Yellow Wall. It’s true there might no reason to push the panic button as yet but the Borussians have started off the season in a nightmarish fashion, accumulating only seven points from the first five games. Although they balanced it out later in the next six games, three losses already in just eleven games has raised eyebrows. Their indifferent domestic form coincided with a slew of crippled performances in the Champions League, which included two back to back thrashings away from home, has landed them at the bottom of their group with a solitary point in as many as three games. The embarrassment of crashing out from the continental tournament at the very first hurdle is looming large. It does not […]
We're all familiar with the world class talents of Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta, Cristiano Ronaldo and co., but there are many not so high profile players who look set to impress in this season's La Liga. TheHardTackle takes a look at seven of those players, who are bound to shine in the upcoming La Liga season.
TheHardTackle's Guest Author Jonny "Lanky Guy" Mullins notes how rotating squad players through the starting XI line-up, once frowned upon, is being increasingly accepted as crucial to a title-winning campaign.
The Bundesliga Player of the Year, Nuri Sahin, signed for Real Madrid but has still not made his debut.TheHardTackle analyzes his impact at the club
An article on how football helped minorities integrate with the German culture.
After finishing the season on a high Dortmund have been proactive in the transfer market. TheHardTackle analyses the players that have left and joined the team.
THT's Guest Author Sulaiman Yousuf notes with interest that Real Madrid are once again a club on the ascendancy. Will the next decade be theirs?
Last year's double winner Bayern Munich is currently struggling in the midtable. Borussia Dortmund is the new autumn champions of Bundesliga. Can Bayern still be considered as a better team than The Borussians?